beautiful whispers

As I met with God in the 19th chapter of Exodus today, I began to hear a whisper. It started out faint, but once it had my attention, it grew louder. Whispers from the God who knows the beginning from the end.

“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be My treasured possession. Although the whole earth is Mine, you will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”  (v. 5-6)

{“I have claimed you as Mine.”}

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God…” (1Peter 2:9)

~  ~  ~

“And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes…'” (v. 10)

{“You washed, but could not come clean. So I did it for you.”}

“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1Corinthians 6:11)

~  ~  ~

“On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast… the LORD descended on it in fire…and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder.”  (v. 16, 18)

{“I will come for you! With loud shouts and trumpets, I am coming for you!”}

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God…” (1Thessalonians 4:16)

Just whispers. Shadows darting in and out of the story. But it is enough to make my heart bow once again in awe of the One who has laid claim to me, to my heart and my life, the One who did for me what I could not do for myself. The One who promised to come back for me. Beautiful whispers.

4 thoughts on “beautiful whispers

  1. just one teensy thing I noticed…. ““Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then…….” can you see the similar thing in John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[b] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
    In the former, God is saying “if you obey Me fully…and keep My covenant .. ( you will then be a kingdom of priests and holy nations..)
    In the New Covenant…Jesus is saying that exact thing by ‘abiding’ or living daily in Him and He in us…we are glorifying Him and we become His desciples…
    Is that cool or what?

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